“Blended from six different vineyards all vinified separately. This spends 38 months ageing before release. Nice balance of fruit and aromatic complexity. There is tar and liquorice appearing with some notes of rose petal and dried flowers. Impressive wine without doubt offering depth, concentration and admirable balance.”
“Luscious cherry on the nose with undulating nuances of earth, leather and rose petal. In the mouth, an austere freshness is complimented by fennel and liquorice with abundant cherry. It finishes with depth and balance.”
Founded in 1968 in Diano d’Alba, the Giovanni Abrigo estate is managed by grandchildren Giulio and Sergio who work to produce well respected Dolcetto. The company also produces a Barolo from the Ravera cru.
Elio Altare is a well regarded producer in the Barolo village of La Morra. One of the original “Barolo Boys,” a movement of winemakers who influenced Piedmont’s wine industry in the 1980s, Elio Altare is now a father figure to a new generation. Known for pioneering a more accessible, less tannic style for Barolo, the estate continues to make his revered boutique wines with the Arborina cuvée often cited as a style reference.